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// “who cares if we are under thunder showers” // a rainy day playlist.

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I remember making one of these years back, but for the most part my tastes have altered somewhat AND new music has been released over the years. So here’s a new one.

(Link to 8tracks playlist below)

  1. Sick of Losing Soulmates – dodie. : The chorus especially always reminds me of a rainy weather.
  2. The Night We Met – Lord Huron : PERFECT for rainy evenings. 
  3. All I want – Kodaline : Ever since this song was released, it has been linked to rain, and with good reason.
  4. Heavy Weather – Billie Marten : Heard this one a few months back and I loved it. “The rain is ours, and we are lovers of / Heavy weather.”
  5. Cherry Wine – Hozier : I’ll make a playlist without a Hozier song? Not happening.
  6. Shiver – Coldplay (or better, the cover by Floriane Hu) : I like the cover more tbh, you can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlirYOKtkvw
  7. For Emma – Bon Iver : Listen, if you haven’t heard this song yet, you need to. Just close your eyes and listen to it.
  8. Half A Heart – One Direction – The single One Direction song I still love.
  9. Fearless – Taylor Swift : “There’s something ’bout the way the street looks when it’s just rained”. Queue the nostalgia.
  10. fallingforyou – The 1975 : The ambience is very rainy.
  11. You’re Beautiful – James Blunt : The tune reminds me of the sun coming after a drizzle, but the lyrics remind me of pouring rain.

https://8tracks.com/mixes/6368919/player_v3_universal

// who cares if we are under thunder showers // a rainy day playlist from Sripurna on 8tracks Radio.

 

~ Sreepurna.

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“and then the sun came crashing in” // summer playlist + reading list

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Playlist:

All the songs that remind me of summer. (Scroll down for 8tracks link).

  1. Riptide – Vance Joy
  2. Sand in my shoes – Dido
  3. Rhythm of love – Plain White T’s
  4. Waves – Dean Lewis
  5. Someone New – Hozier
  6. Brighter Than The Sun – Colbie Caillat
  7. Some Nights – Fun
  8. Best Day of My Life – American Authors
  9. Wake Me Up – Avicii
  10. Rude – Magic!
  11. Lush Life – Zara Larsson
  12. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  13. Happy – Pharell Williams

Bonus songs: Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles, Barcelona – Ed Sheeran

Here’s this same playlist on 8tracks –

http://8tracks.com/mixes/8733661/player_v3_universal

“and then the sun came crashing in” // summer playlist from Sripurna on 8tracks Radio.

 

Reading List:

Summer mainly feels like YA contemporary novels, but I’ve tried to incorporate some other books as well.

  1. Summer series by Jenny Han – I am not a fan of this series personally, but I don’t think you can exclude this one from a “summer reads list”.
  2. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater – Henrietta always feels like summer.
  3. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart – Not summer-y in a cheerful sort of way, but more like in a dark way.
  4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – Self explanatory
  5. Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare – Of all of Shakespeare’s plays, this one is particularly summer-y.
  6. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah – I remember reading this one summer years ago.
  7. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson – I call these books “quality YA”. It had one of my favourite books of all time. And basically all of Matson’s books are very summer-y.
  8. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee – Essentially gives off summer vibes.
  9. I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson – Have you seen the name of this book??
  10. Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins – I haven’t read this one, but it is necessarily a collection of twelve short stories in summer.

Hope you guys are having a lovely summer! XO

Sreepurna. ❤

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“like pieces into place”// fall reading list + playlist

21715002631_5a8b4cb481_bWith technically only one more month left of it, autumn is almost over here in the northern hemisphere. Where I live, it won’t make much of a difference. The sun and the rain will fight as usual, and only a slight chill will settle in over the next few months. However, the internet has finally pulled me into its fall-worshipping madness, and truly, I’m going to miss everyone talking about back-to-school, pumpkin spice lattes, Halloween, and seeing photos of brown and orange leaves on people’s Instagram feeds. So here’s a list of books and songs that I always associate with fall, to celebrate the season that I mostly enjoy vicariously.

Fall Reads:

1. The Raven Cycle (Maggie Stiefvater)

2. Dracula (Bram Stoker)

3. A Court of Thorns and Roses (Sarah J. Maas)

4. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)

5. The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Michelle Hodkin)

6. Macbeth (William Shakespeare)

7.Hallowe’en Party (Agatha Christie)

8. Lord of the Rings trilogy (J.R.R Tolkien)

Fall Playlist:

Here’s the link to the 8tracks version of my playlist :http://8tracks.com/mixes/8715936/player_v3_universal

“like pieces into place” // fall playlist from Sripurna on 8tracks Radio.

 

  1. Youth – Daughter
  2. Skinny Love – Birdy
  3. I See Fire – Ed Sheeran
  4. Running With The Wolves – AURORA
  5. Autumn Leaves – Ed Sheeran
  6. All Too Well – Taylor Swift
  7. Wake Me Up When September Ends – Green Day
  8. Run – Snow Patrol
  9. Set Fire To The Rain – Adele
  10. Safe and Sound – Taylor Swift
  11. The Night We Met – Lord Huron

I hope you have the best fall!

Also, if you liked this, please let me know, I’ll make a winter version of this soon then!

~ Sreepurna

December 2015 Playlist

Just the songs roaming in my head this month.. 🙂

1.Time of Our Lives- Tyrone Wells: Because school life is over. 😦

Just found this on Youtube:

2. Bonfire Hearts- James Blunt:

3. Take Your Time- Sam Hunt: This. song!! ❤

4. Youth- Daughter: I always have this in my playlist. XD

5. The heart wants what it wants- Selena Gomez: Ya, even though its Selena Gomez.

6. Bleeding Out- Imagine Dragons : The lyrics are mind-blowing!

 

7. Hello- Adele: Adele’s new release!!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ Okay, so not so new anymore, but c’mon!

8. Amaro Porano Jaha Chay- Arijit Singh: Sorry, most of you won’t get this, but this is my favorite Bengali song right now. And even if you don’t get the language, check out the guitar portions please!!

 

9. Gerua- Arijit Singh: Again, only relevant to my Hindi-knowing friends, but its a Shah Rukh- Kajol movie song, you can’t expect me to ignore it. *smirks*

That’s all for now! I might be adding some more songs later, watch this space for more!

And don’t forget to share your views! What songs are you listening to this December! Is there any songs which you would like to recommend to me, even though I’m a random stranger?? Please please please feel free to communicate!! 🙂 ❤

-Sripurna.

Guess the Taylor Swift song!!!

Perhaps all of us Taylor Swift fans have come across these Little Taylor Swift Things posts on tumblr. But I thought it would be fun to see how many of you can guess what songs the following quotes are from… Give it a go, and don’t forget to tell me how many you quotes you know! 😉

Or you could try this…

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Or maybe


The Other Side of the Door, Forever & Always, Eyes Open, Come Back…Be Here, Sad Beautiful Tragic, The Story Of Us, The Way I Loved You.

Top 40 All-Time Favorite Songs

Recently, my friend Bhramori posted something like this on her blog, thecrazyperfectionist. Thanks to her, I’ve been inspired to finally do this post which I’d been planning for months !!  Hers was a top 30 post, but it seems like I am not able to limit my favorites to only 30!! Also, I have kind of tried to put the songs in reverse order.So here we go… 40. Demons- Imagine Dragons This song speaks to me, and ALWAYS listen to it whenever it appears on my shuffle playlist! 39. Try- Nelly Furtado I actually disliked this song the first time I heard it, but the second time was magic.

I wish I hadn’t seen all of the realness And all the real people are really not real at all

38. Stop and Stare- One Republic I heard it years ago on the radio, and I’ve loved it ever since. 37. Secrets- One Republic The music in the beginning 36. Half A heart- One Direction I know its a One Direction song, but this one is ACTUALLY good. Trust me, its really sweet and the tune is not very cliche. 35. More Than This- One Direction A song about unrequited love, according to me this is the best song One Direction has managed to create. https://i0.wp.com/25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxyy3eKIOU1qiqlieo1_500.gif 34. You Belong With Me- Taylor Swift There was a time when this song was MY song.. But of course, since life is not a Taylor Swift video, my story ended differerently, no happily-ever-after. But still.. 33. Lately- The Helio Sequence I recently posted a quote from this song. Its kind of my song NOW, except it depends on how you interpret it. 32. She will be loved- Maroon 5 Who does not like this song? 31. Daylight- Maroon 5 Lyrics-wise, this song is so melancholy, so sad. I don’t know how it fits so well with that kind of upbeat tempo and tune. 30. Tangled up in you- Stain’d For me, this song defines love. 29. You’ll Think Of Me- Keith Urban I’ll be very honest, I like this song only because of Keith Urban’s voice.. *swoon* 28. Who Says- Selena Gomez Any girl who is ever feeling low, or unworthy, should listen to this song. 27. The Ballad Of Love and Hate- The Avett Brothers. Guys, seriously, atleast just read the entire lyrics of this song. BEST. LYRICS. EVER. 26. The Man Who Can’t Be moved- The Script Another awesome song lyrics-wise. 25. Swept away- Avett Brothers The song that gave me my blog name.. 24. Bartender- Lady Antebellum 23. Lips Of An Angel– Hinder My reaction when I realised the meaning of this song: https://thelonelybooklover.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/6123a-omg.gif?w=640 22. Say Something- A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera But sometimes you just have to realise that he won’t say something, ’cause he doesn’t care… 21. Addicted- Enrique iglesias I’m addicted to this song… 20. Airplanes- B.o.B So true.. 19. Hotel California- Eagles Have you heard the guitar solos?? They are freakin’ amazing!!!! 18. Country roads- John Denver One of the first English songs I heard… 17. Fearless- Taylor Swift Self-explanatory.. 🙂 16. Last Kiss- Taylor Swift Worst realization ever.. 😦 😦 15. Someone Like You- Adele This song gets me… 14. Impossible- Shontelle Guys are jerks.. I swear.. 13. I see fire- Ed Sheeran Three words only- Ed. Sheeran’s. Voice. 12. Dear John- Taylor Swift I love, love, love this song.. For everything about it. 11. I’ll follow you into the dark- Death cab for Cutie Although it sounds morbid, this song is very cute. 10. All Too Well- Taylor Swift Again, self-explanatory.. 9. Love The Way You Lie (Part 2)- Rihanna ft. Eminem Surprisingly, my favorite part is the rap by Eminem. This has to be the most passionate song I’ve ever heard.. 8. Hey There Delilah- Plain White T’s Cutest song ever.. 7. Youth- Daughter I don’t like falling short of words, but I can’t explain this song to anyone. You just have to hear it. 6. Numb- Linkin Park A lot of people don’t get the lyrics of this song, but its mainly about drowning under expectations. I think its the song of a kid to his parents. Check this link out for detailed description and lyrics: http://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858485033/ 5. Wake Me Up When September Ends- Green Day

Huh, we all love this song, don’t we?

Here comes the rain again Falling from the stars Drenched in my pain again Becoming who we are

As my memory rests But never forgets what I lost Wake me up when September ends

4. Teardrops on my guitar- Taylor Swift

Reminds me why I adore Taylor Swift songs..

3. Fix you- Coldplay

*wipes away tears* Lyrics….. ❤

2. The Only Exception- Paramore Paramore usually doesn’t have songs like this, but this one is simply beautiful. 1. Need you now- Lady Antebellum I. Love. This. Song. 🙂 Sripurna. P.S.: (To, someone who’ll never come across this page) I know you’ll never be reading this, but I’d like to be clear. Although most of my favorite songs are my “favorites” because they remind me of you, it doesn’t mean that I don’t hate you.